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that the ntsb will probably take a look at all these electrical issues and try to determine if there is some sort of pattern. >> reporter: that is exactly what is going on. n.t.s.b. has launched an investigation into the airworthyness of the 787, three of their investigators are joined by experts from boeing, japan airlines and faa. the big gamble for the dream liner has yet to pay off, after selling 800 planes, they have cost overruns and quality issues. it could be years before the plane turns a profit. the stock is taking a hit. down more than 3% since the fire yesterday. >> neil: dan just hit on it. this plane is supposed to be the next big thing. more than 800 have been ordered. to industry expert, how serious this is, should we worry? >> we should worry and boeing should worry. but the ntsb is investigating but we have a split problem here. before they start delivery of the plane to customers, you expect some problems but once in the aircraft are in the hands of customers and there are 47 out there now, there have been a number of problems more than what you would usually expect. the f
787 dreamliners. the ntsb will carry out the tests in arizona. one battery caught fire that led to the grounding of the aircrafts world wide. >>> caltrans will repair the bay bridge bumpers. the funders worked and there was no damage to the bridge structure. the bumpers are made of steal and plastic. repairs are estimated to cost $2 million. the commission hopes to have the company that owns the ship to pay for repairs. >> we are going to take a quick break and we will be right back. >>> complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> friends and co-workers paying tribute to two men who drowned while on vacation in hawaii this weekend. ktvu's allie rasmus is live in san francisco with more. >> reporter: we have seen large waves here this weekend but beachgoers 2400 miles away in hawaii faced similar conditions. it was a rogue wave that claimed the lives of the two bay area men, now friends are telling us more about them. >> reporter: this is the rocky remote beach adam griffiths and boulevard burger were working on friday, they we
a flight to make an emergency landing in japan. the head of the ntsb is now speaking out about the batteries and saying the investigation is far from over. dan springer live in seattle with the latest now. this battery, dan, it may have been dangerous even before the plane was certified to fly? >> reporter: yeah, jon. this issue's been out there a long time. now, boeing uses these 60-pound lithium ion batteries because they put a lot more power out than the standard batteries used on planes. but there were serious red flags dating back to 2006. this video has surfaced of a fire at a boeing contractor's lab near tucson, arizona. it was sparked when a lithium ion battery -- the same kind used in the dreamliner -- exploded during the test. a company makes the battery charger for the dreamliner, and we know ntsb investigators were back at this location this week testing the charger. the battery concerns prompted the faa to issue special rules for the installation of the batteries in the 787 of. investigators said yesterday the safety systems put in place by boeing definitely did no
on the breaking news out of new york city. the waterfront. the ntsb launching a full investigation into what cause a ferry crash. more than 340 passengers and crew members were on that ferry. we'll keep you posted on the story bring you more details as we get them. >>> coming up, talk about biting the hand that feeds you aig now considering a lawsuit against america for the terms of its bailout. >>> plus, from the sidelines to the spotlight, miss alabama, kathryn webb becomes an overnight sensation after her boyfriend as big football game. >>> and chris christie, a new jersey savior. how could he save the republican party? and could you follow chris christie sample? can you tweet me@thomas roberts. living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab. for many adults with moderate to severe ra, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. so you can treat more than just the pain. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including
an emergency landing. investigators from the faa and ntsb arrived in western japan early this morning. nearly all of the 787s in use around the world have been grounded because of safety concerns. there have been several incidents including a battery fire, a wiring problem and an issue with a brake computer. boeing is proposing safety measures to address the problems. >> the body of a poisoned lottery winner will be exhumed. urooj khan died in july as he was about to collect $400,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled natural causes. further toxicology exams, though, led to the conclusion that the former dry cleaning businessman was poisoned. cyanide was found in his system. police are hoping an autopsy today will produce more evidence. investigators looking into one of hollywood's infamous deaths, the natalie wood drowning. police have not been able to get ahold of robert wagner, woods' husband at the time of her death. police interviewed 100 people since reopening the investigation in 2011 but wagner has refused to speak. his lawyers say he's cooperated for 30 years and has
. >> reporter: piece by piece inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we no that there were short circuits, and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these light weight batteries only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues surrounding the jet's unique use of lithium ion batteries. fais battery behind the wings of a japan airlines 787 exploded and caught fire while on the ground in boston. initial tests rule out excess voltage and overcharging. another battery problem, this one near the cockpit of an all nippon airways dreamliner led to sm
bracelet today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> today the ntsb will talk with the captain and crew of a ferry that crashed into a dock in new york city. more than 70 people were hurt, two of them critically. the ferry was headed from new jersey to lower manhattan when it slammed into the dock yesterday. all five crew members passed alcohol tests after the crash. investigators also say weather was not a factor. >>> this mild weather is proving to be extremely costly in the midwest. water levels in the mississippi river are so low, barge traffic has come to a virtual standstill. lake michigan is also dealing with low water, and that's forcing barges and other ships to lighteden their loads. >> we maintain to a certain project depth, and now we're, you know, we're two feet below the long-term average on lake michigan and huron. ships are having to load two feet less than they would normally. >> the barging industry is crucial to the economy. a typical barge can move 1,500 tons. the equivalent of 70 rail cars or 25 trucks. >>> caught in the act, police are loo
airliners. well, boeing says it is working with ntsb investigators, looking into monday's fire on a japan airlines 787 at boston's logan airport. the fire involved the batteries in the belly of the plane used to power the aircraft while on the ground. and in a statement, boeing adds, "nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship with any previous 787 power system events." as for the second japan airlines dreamliner that was spewing fuel at logan airport yesterday, it was a pilot from another plane that alerted the control tower that the 787 was losing fuel. and then the control tower notified the unsuspecting j.a.l. pilot. the ntsb says it's not looking into the fuel leak which j.a.l. officials are deeming a mechanical problem. and boston airport officials say there was no leak in the fuel tank, but the plane was venting fuel, which is the aircraft's way to dump excess fuel. but it's not usually seen on the runway. so after four hours, the dreamliner was checked out and cleared to fly. now, the japanese government told cnn they have asked airlines to inspect planes for ba
batteries overheated. so far the investigation hasn't turned up a solid reason for the problem. the ntsb is digging deeper with the heft military. electrical parts are now being tested at the naval surface lab in notre dame. it hasn't hurt boeing's bottom line yet. fourth quarter earning inks are close to a billion dollars beating estimates on wall street and they have more than $13 billion in cash on hand so they are in a good position to weather the storm. jon. jon: dan springer in seattle, thank you. we are watching the dow right now the blue chips flirting with the 14,000 mark for the first time in more than five years. take a look there, 13945 right now, down a few minutes from yesterday's close. the good news for wall street comes amid disappointing economic news. the u.s. economy slowing signs of slowing down. the government says the economy sharply contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012 growing at only one tent of tenth. they say it is heading to greece on steroids. what is about this last quarter, steve, what caused the shrinkage. >> wall street is doing great, main street is
, grounded all 24 of their 787s through thursday. the ntsb, faa, and boeing are sending investigators to japan. this latest problem is raising more questions surrounding the dreamliner's use of lithium ion batteries. >> we've seen some major problems with lithium batteries across -- transported and used in our computers. i'm sure the faa is going to look at the quality systems of mering with the batteries used on this airplane. >> last week a worker discovered a fire in the belly of a japan airline of 787 at boston logan airport. the charred battery manufactured by a japanese company is now being an litzed by the ntsb. the faa approved the lithium batteries because boeing installed specific safety measures to address potential overheating problems. the latest incident is ut approximating passengers on edge. >> just like anything new, you have to get the kinks out of it. >> reporter: the transportation secretary is not worried. >> i believe this plane is safe and i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight. >> reporter: the only u.s. opera
more on this. rick? >> reporter: the ntsb is leading the investigation, jenna and they're trying to figure out why the ferry came into the dock as hard as it did. the impact sent passengers hurling through the air with dozens of people thrown into their fellow commuters or slammed into the walls of this vessel. 70 people overall were hurt. you saw the gash right there. 11 of the injuries were serious. we know this particular ferry had recently undergone an overhaul that may have played a role in the accident. just last summer the ferry's engines and propulsion system were replaced to make it more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly but there are report that is the overhaul made it harder for the crew to maneuver the vessel. the crew, by the way, passing breathalyzer tests yesterday. drug test results are due in a couple of days. we'll follow that for you. jenna: we certainly will. continue to follow this story, rick, thank you. jon: a deadly flu outbreak is getting worse. one major city declaring a public health emergency. we'll talk with the health commissioner there. is
and it was a model from the 1960s. the ntsb is investigating what happened. he says really it was a matter of minutes before that rescue could have turned into a recovery. wolf? >> they are both very, very lucky indeed. mary, thanks for that report. appreciate it very much. they are. >> so lucky. that instructor, what a hero in trying to get out of that plane. >> amazing. >> oh, my god. i have goosebumps thinking about how cold that water is. oh, my goodness. very, very lucky. >>> still ahead, here's a question for you. what do doughnuts and marriage proposals have in common? ponder that one. jeanne moos will have that next. ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. >>> fair warning, friends. look away now if you are afraid of heights. that is nick wallenda keeping up his family tradition of daredevil stunts. he successfully walked ac
with the nra and representatives of the entertainment industry and sportsman and wild life group. >> ntsb investigators on the scene of a new york ferry crash. this ferry slammed into a pier in lower manhattan, throwing passengers around lying rag dolls. 85 people were injured in this crash. one critically. >>> overseas, large parts of the middle east feeling the effects of a powerful winter storm that brought snow and severe flooding. it stretches from jordan and israel into lebanon and turkey. the worst of the storm may be felt in syria where thousands displaced by the several war are in refugee camps dealing with flooding and bitter cold. very closely watching that storm this morning in the middle east. >>> thanks. it is now 18 minutes past the hour. time for "early reads" your local news making national headlines. starting with the newark star ledger, sort of tony soprano's home paper. he said some italian-americans are upset at the "time" magazine cover which shows chris christie mugshot pose. even christie suggested it made him look like a mob boss. "time" magazine is owned by the p
the ferry went full speed into the pier. the cause so far unknown. the ntsb is investigating. >>> the washington post with hugo chavez bedstricken and battling cancer. the u.s. is working to make inroads. american diplomats are preparing for a post-chavez venezuela while trying to make progress with the drug-trafficking infrastructure and growing relationship with iran. >>> "usa today," the fda will consider heavier regulation for the popular painkiller vicodin which has for years seen widespread abuse. the d.e.a. recommended it be classified with other heavily used drugs like oxycontin. patients who need vicodin could increase the number of times they have to visit their doctor by limiting the number of pills that can be prescribed at each visit. >>> "the chicago tribune," president obama's acceptance of corporate donations from companies like at&t at the inauguration marks a shift. the paper writes, quote, the relaxed rules reflect how obama has largely dropped his efforts to curb the role of money in politics because he once vowed to make central to his presidency. >>> wit
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